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Eight yarsa pickers perish in two weeks in Western Nepal Thursday, June 6th, 2019

JAJARKOT: Eight persons leaving their villages for picking yarsagumba, a precious herb, have lost their lives in Dolpa in the past two weeks. Altitude sickness claimed six while two fell off the cliff. Those losing lives are from Jajarkot, Rukum, Jumla and Dolpa districts. Gopal Bista, 17, from..

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Lakes in Shuklaphanta National Park drying up Monday, June 3rd, 2019

KANCHAPUR: Lakes in the Shuklaphanta National Park are drying up due to scorching heats. The Park administration has constructed over four dozen artificial lakes to provide water for wild animals. But they are fast drying up as there are difficulties to fill the lakes following drying of water..

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Around 8,000 Nepalgunj, Western Nepal children out of schools Saturday, June 1st, 2019

NEPALGUNJ: About 8,000 children of school going age in Nepalgunj, Western Nepal are yet to be enrolled. According to Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City, 4,099 school-age children have not been enrolled in schools while 4060 are dropouts. The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City of the western Terai has a..

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Rainfall predicted for three days Thursday, May 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted partly cloudy weather and rainfall, from light to moderate, for three continuous days in Kathmandu Valley as well as to other parts of the country. According to the meteorologist Manju Basi, the current weather pattern has been..

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World’s tiniest surviving baby born in California Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

San Diego, (AFP): A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) -- the same as a large apple -- when she was born. The girl, nicknamed Saybie by hospital staff, was born 23 weeks and three days into her..

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Population of tiger and wild buffalo doubled in Nepal Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The population of tiger and wild buffalo has increased by two folds in the period of one and half decades. The number of tiger has now reached 235 and wild buffalo 442. As per the economic survey report of first eight month of fiscal year 2018/19, the population of rhino is 612 in 2000..

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Nepal’ Kirant Community Celebrates Ubhauli in Kathmandu Saturday, May 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Sakela, the festival of Kirant Community (Rai, Limbu, Yakkha, Sunuwar), has been observed in various places in the country. The cultural festival also has been celebrated in Tundikhel in the capital on Saturday with much fanfare. Peoples from various walk of Kirant community clad in..

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Albatross back in K-town: Ganatantra Ko Sawari at Lord Friday, May 24th, 2019

By Mannu Shahi, KATHMANDU: Albatross is back in K-town after a respite of nearly a year, though the band did perform an acoustic set a few months back at Trishara, Lazimpat yet all of the members weren’t present at the event. Due to the band’s drummer leaving the country for his personal..

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Jatrai Jatra, a cut above rest of Nepali comedy movies

Pritam Bhattarai, KATHMANDU: Let loose after three years of imprisonment in a fake currency note case, into a society heavily influenced by money and power, the three friends, Phanindra (Bipin Karki), Joyash (Rabindra Singh Baniya) and Munna (Rabindra Jha) find it difficult to survive. They are..

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Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, (AFP): Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. The weddings, which came a week after lawmakers took the unprecedented decision to..

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Bad News for the World’s Poorest Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The global economic mood is souring. At their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors warned that economic growth..